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does not include an adequate supply of affordable housing options for low and extremely low income populations. next speaker? >> good afternoon, good morning, my name is mark anthony and i am a proud tenant of the community housing partnership and i have been for 12 years now. as you heard the young lady gale spoke, the tools in the tool box that she has available for the tenants are awesome and if you don't know it, they are top shelf. and i am working part time, and i am giving back to the community, and i am not having a bathroom of my own or a shower of my own, i like to sing that song george jefferson because i am moving on up because it is about that time but, actually i have prayed that you have an opportunity to have that pma and a mossive mental attitude to help us move
forward. >> thank you. >> hi, i am jessica and i am the assurance manager at tndc and since 1981, they have worked to create opportunity for the low and extremely low income people in the tender loin and throughout san francisco and we are very interested in joining conversations about how we might expand the opportunities available to formerly homeless people. and over the past ten years, 16 percent of the formerly homeless folks who left the housing, moved into other permanent supportive housing. and 16 percent moved into temporary housing, and 16 percent died. and 16 percent moved into unsubsidized permanent housing. we have no information about where 28 percent of these folks went. after leaving our housing, and about 8 percent went into shelters and the streets, and jail, or in to hospitals. the 16 percent who moved into
the unsubsidized permit housing is perhaps the most interesting to this group. however, the category is so broad that we really don't know if this was, in fact a step up and we don't know, the longer term housing retention out comes for the people who moved into unsubsidized housing. but, understanding where formally homeless people go after supportive housing is in particularly ref la torrey given the extremely limited affordable housing options available to this is folks and we believe that it is critical that any housing ladder plan not simply shift in the aoe equality is the lack of affordable housing in san francisco from one marginalized population to another. and the only true solution, is increasing the supply of permanently affordable housing, available in the city and county. thank you for your time and attention. >> thank you. >> and i am going to call a few more names. >> peter co-hen, and carlos, gone and ruben alver and lisa
matone and kelley cut ler, and adam gabreil and christopher harris and ellen kragy, and sank and keith chem p and there are still several more cards that i will read in a moment. >> the director of the missionary resource center and the local homeless coordinating board and we want to applaud mark farrell's taken the leadership from the board on this issue because from a local homeless coordinating board perspective, we really are missing is to have, every department that is involveding homeless and working together. and although there ised guideness and the stake holder gathering that the local homeless board has been doing and i have been on the board for now eight years and we see primarily, one department and human service agency and collaborating with us on a regular basis and also we see it now, and mayor's office of
hope. and so from the perspective of the community we are building our five-year plan and i know that supervisor farrell has been privy of our plans and we want to make sure that when we are going our plan that we actually can get everybody in the city to commit to at least three goals, and so that the people and organizations are no working in siloand we are not changing policy or we are not learning from the ten year plan, which at the end something is done well and some things were never accomplished. so part of my recommendations from my 20 years working with the homeless individuals and the local homeless participation is number one when we look at the housing ladder we look at those without access to housing still. and the people who are still on the streets who are conically homeless and have not been housed and under the ten year plan because we don't have the type of housing that might be required. and looking at what housing, and looking at undocumented immigrants and who are
involving there to the shelters and cannot access the housing. and seniors which i think that there were some great conversations and to the answers, and supervisor farrell's question about where do we have in the pipeline, we have nothing until the year 2018 in terms of housing for homeless people and that has to change to really clear the ladder thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker? >> hi, my orlan rayo, and i want to thank you guys for taking this issue on. and i spent 2009 homeless in san francisco, and i was finally housed through the community housing partnerships, and supportive housing, and the first year or two of housing is crucial and you must live in doors and be a member of society that ignored us while we were homeless and, it is vital to overcoming that and moving through the ptsd and the problem comes when we discover that we are stuck, living in the small sro with no private
bathroom and kitchen is as far as i can go, i have been living there for four and a half years now and at this moment, it truly feels like i will live in the supporting housing for the rest of my life which is a tragedy because i don't need the supportive housing and i can pay the rent on my own and maintain a clean and healthy living environment and access the mental health services that i need without the aid of staff and as a man with a disabilities i need my own bathroom and kitchen because i am on disability i can only afford housing that allows me to pay 30 percent of my income to rent and i am not alone, there are many of us who are stable and ready to move on from the supporting housing and we have nowhere to go, help us to create a housing ladder so we can move out of our rooms and we can help other homeless people get off of the vaoets so they can receive the benefits of supportive housing. >> good afternoon, supervisors,
my name is lisa melrartory and i am with the coalition of homelessness and i appreciate the opportunity to be part of the dialogue, and this morning, the coalition supported an action with the vehicular housed community, folks that are often invisible and shut out of the conversations around what does it mean to transition people out of homelessness and instead this community, alongside of many others, experiences an increase of criminalization and displacement as a result of their situation. and many folks who live in the vehicles, are highly capable folks, and many of them have part time jobs and many of them are educate and many of them are one step away from being on the streets, and being in our shelter and being in our sro system and instead of looking at the prk cal ways and solutions that this could be supported such as a safer parking program and enforcement on the commercial vehicles only and identifying the places where the people could stay and having a permit program for people who are homeless and forced to live in their
vehicles and all sorts of ways that we could be addressing it and instead, we have an over reliance and a waste of resources and ticketing and towing and incars rating folks we feel that this is the place that we could be talking more about what it means to be investing in the real solutions to transition people out of home sness. there is nowhere on any of the budget hearing agenda to talk about the criminalization resources that are put into homelessness and we feel that this is a community in particular that really emphasizes how if we invest in solutions we will have 200 people fewer on our streets as opposed to continuing to criminalize them and abuse them and torture them and deprive them of sleep and rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars of tickets and towing charges and so this is one example of many of the communities that are shut out of these conversation and we hope that there will be a place to look at it. >> thank you.
>> hello, my name is ruben and i am a volunteer with the coalition on homelessness and regarding the oversized vehicular ban i have been to mum rues out reaches in san francisco on this very issue and i have interacted with the people in the vehicles who work full time and achieve a steady source of income and their stated reasons for not living in a studio or an apartment, is because of the high rental rates, and so essentially, the vehicles serve as their life line, it is their source of oxygen. and going forward, i hope that the city can humanely explore the demographic instead of over, complicating it with legislation that restricts and
bans. >> thanks. >> high name is kelley cut ler and i am a volunteer at the coalition on homelessness and this weekend i met a young mother on the street with her four young children. i am a social worker and so i know the services in the city and so i did a quick assessment of her situation and what was going on, and what i found is that she is doing everything right, and taking all of the right steps to get into housing. but the reality is that there is a 6 month wait list, before she and hr four children can get into shelter, we have 200 plus homeless families going through a similar situation. and in our city that has such wealth.